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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013 09:40:54 PM »

Those oven mitts are kracken me up!
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013 06:05:05 AM »

Beautiful job Danynn. Again, I am always blown away by the creativity of Craftsters. I never would have thought of a water bottle carrier but now I WANT one, just like this one.

I always look forward to your descriptions, Wulf, they are so dramatic and make the gallery even more exciting.

And, Naantje, I never would have thought to Steampunk a dream catcher. That is just wild.

Deahtolems, not sure what split pins are, can you provide a picture or a link? What does the back look like? We all want to know how to do this  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013 08:50:41 AM »

wow! Great start to the gallery.

I love those pillows. I never would've thought to do that and I love how subtle they are.

The carved candle is amazing, as is the dreamcatcher.

I now think I need Kracken oven mitts.  Cheesy That box is also really awesome. I love the galaxy fabric on the inside.

Awesome stuff everyone!
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013 02:59:19 AM »

Aw, you guys are the best Embarrassed Smiley I was inspired to make the dreamcatcher when I found a rather ugly, cheap necklace with the metal feathers. They were begging to be removed and re-used. I really do love cheap & ugly necklaces for source materials, because most of the time, you pay a lot less than you would if you're just buying the good pieces individually in the craft store. They'll often even be discounted because nobody wants to wear an ugly necklace, making it really worth your while.

You didn't mention collecting post cards, so I guess I really got lucky on that one then Smiley I picked up a set of 17 of those at a flea market for 1 (and they were supposed to be 15cts each, so I was given a really nice discount without even asking). I'll likely be framing the rest.

@Danynn: Loving your work! It's done beautifully.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013 05:34:29 AM »

here's a close up of the feathers.


and here's the split pins (i think the proper name is Brads)


found a website
http://www.polyclayplay.com/Cart/products/Steampunk-Screwhead-Brads.html
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danynn
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013 12:30:53 PM »

Wulf, glad you liked everything! I was trying to decide what to line the box with and when I saw that fabric I knew it was right for you.  Cheesy  And yes, the water bottle carrier is insulated.

And now folks, prepared to be wowed! Wulf had mentioned painting and brass bits, so I was dying to know what he made. Well, I opened my package today and found this lovely box:



My first thought was that I could use it in my sewing room to hold small things like pins and bobbins and such. Well, it turns out Wulf had the same idea, because when I opened it I found a potpourri of sewing notions!









Just look at it all! Bobbins, hooks, a thimble, a thread ripper, thread, pins, more hooks, a needle book, scissors, and a tape measure camouflaged as a watch! And I LOVE the map lining in the boxes.

One last shot with everything open:



Thanks so much, Wulf, it's amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013 02:34:35 PM »

That box is seriously awesome! I love the map lining, too. Things with lots of compartments are fun, aren't they?
I finally shipped my package today. Crossing fingers everything gets there okay!
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2013 03:46:05 PM »

Love everything about the sewing box!
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013 04:40:25 PM »

Wulf, let me first say that the paint job on the box is beautiful and the fixtures are the perfect complement. I love vintage notions and snatch them up whenever I find them, so I particularly love this box. It seems you altered the spools somehow, but I can't quite make it out. Can you clarify. I love how you attached the holder for the needle threader and I have never seen that type of "snap fastener" before. They look like butterflies. Its the kind of box I would pore over and rearrange again and again. How did you make the pocket watch tape measure ? I seriously need one of those. Is the little cameo the needlebook (be still my heart!). Everything is just lovely.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2013 05:39:56 PM »

I was so delighted when I opened the package from Libertine49. She sent me something for every room in the house. I don't know how she managed to fit it all into the box.
The first thing I saw was this lovely distressed copper switchplate.

Then, elegant tile coasters. Do I need coasters? I am still using poinsettia coasters from last Christmas, so yeah, I need coasters.

then, THREE pretty bowls with old timey images of a pocket watch, nature cloche, and a clock face.

I am going to keep one with my jewelry to hold those tiny earring nuts. I will probably bring one to work to hold paperclips on my desk (yes, I do still use paper.) Not sure where the other will find a home, but quite possibly my craft desk.

For the kitchen she covered a recipe box with Steampunk themed papers and a very cute metal label holder. She also included a journal decorated with hot air balloons.

But, wait, there's more.
Aren't these the coolest curtain tie-backs. She also included the screws to mount on the wall.

But, wait, there's more.
I said there was something for every room in the house, but this one is going to my office at work so that I can enjoy it where I spend most of my time.

I just love this typewriter. It's mounted on typewriter key themed paper that is in low relief and has a slightly distressed silver toned frame. I just love it.
And this really surprised me, hiding at the very bottom of the box, my very own mug rug with a sillohuette wearing a top hat. this might have to go to work too, so that I can show it off.

Libertine49, you sent an amazing package. Thank you so much. I will now have Steampunk goodness all through my house.
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